Despite lying during his 2022 campaign and facing federal charges, Rep. George Santos (R-New York) still holds his Congressional seat. Many House Republicans stay quiet as Speaker Kevin McCarthy needs every GOP vote.

Headlines about Santos’ lies got worse in 2023. CBS News reported that some GOP insiders knew about these lies before he won the election.

In late 2021, a GOP report raised doubts about Santos’ claimed college degree, his marriage, and ties to questionable companies. CBS News learned that GOP strategists in Washington knew these findings while Santos was campaigning.